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Genetic Approach of the Coiba island howler monkey Alouatta coibensis coibensis from PANAMA, and its conservation Implications

Studies on genetic diversity are key to conservation management because they may determine the resilience of primate populations under environmental and anthropogenic changes. Herein, we studied genetic diversity and connectivity in a population sample of the Coiba island howler monkey Alouatta coibensis coibensis from Coiba island in Panama. We collected 14 faecal samples from individuals …

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First scenic assessment of the Coiba National Park’s beaches (Panama)

Coiba National Park (PNC) is one of the most important marine protected areas in the Americas, as an essential part of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor. As a marine protected area, its main objective is biodiversity conservation, although nature-based tourism and nautical activities are allowed. This research focused on the application of the Coastal …

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Characterizing oceanographic conditions near Coiba Island and Pacific Panama using 20 years of satellite-based wind stress, SST and chlorophyll-a measurements

Coiba Island and the associated Special Zone of Marine Protection represent an important, yet poorly studied marine reserve along the Pacific coast of Panama. While efforts have recently began to establish monitoring programs in the region, a range of historical, marine-related environmental measurements already exist, derived from satellite-based observations. The goal of this paper was …

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Fishery and conservation implications of molecular characterization and traceability of ceviche samples from Pacific Panama

Genetic analysis of 111 samples from ceviche cocktails and fish fillets used for ceviche, obtained from fish markets and processing plants in the Pacific zone of Panama were conducted to determine species composition, trace origin (native, nonnative or imported frozen species) and CITES species status. A total of 21 species were detected (20 fishes and …

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Detection of Limnoperna fortunei DNA From Plankton Samples: A New Protocol

Tesis dirigida por investigadores de COIBA AIP, Edgardo Díaz-Ferguson y Ernesto Brugnoli es publicada en el Journal Europeo de Biología y Biotecnología. El trabajo titulado “Detection of Linoperna fortunei DNA: a new protocol” resume los métodos y consideraciones a nivel molecular para la detección en etapas tempranas de la invasión (a nivel larval-meroplancton) del mejillón …

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Antimicrobial Secretions of Toads (Anura, Bufonidae): Bioactive Extracts and Isolated Compounds against Human Pathogens

Species of the family Bufonidae, better known as true toads, are widespread and producebioactive substances in the secretions obtained from specialized skin macroglands. Some true toadshave been employed as a folk remedy to treat infectious diseases caused by microbial pathogens.Recent publications based on in silico analysis highlighted the Bufonidae as promising sources ofantimicrobial peptides. A …

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Genetic structure of the invasive Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Perciformes, Cichlidae) and molecular identification of tilapia species in Panama using barcode

Genetic diversity and genetic structure of the invasive Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were studied using partial sequences of cytochrome oxidase I gene from samples collected in Gatun, Bayano, Alajuela, and Barrigon lakes, Republic of Panama. O. niloticus sequences from Bayano included in the analysis corresponded to samples from previous studies conducted in this lake. O. …

Genetic structure of the invasive Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Perciformes, Cichlidae) and molecular identification of tilapia species in Panama using barcode Leer más »

A preliminary multi-isotope assessment of human mobility and diet in pre-columbian panama

This study uses carbon (δ¹³C), nitrogen (δ¹⁵N), oxygen (δ¹⁸O), and strontium (⁸⁷Sr/⁸⁶Sr) isotopes to infer the diets and mobility patterns of pre-Columbian humans from seven archaeological sites in Panama: Cerro Mangote, Sitio Sierra, and Cerro Juan Díaz in central Pacific Panama; Cerro Brujo and Sitio Drago along Panama’s northwest Caribbean coast; Jicarita Island in the …

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Life Below Water

The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the 2030 …

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Benthic community responses to organic enrichment during an ENSO event (2009–2010), in the north coast of Rio de la Plata estuary

The 2009–2010 “El Niño”-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event was characterized by a warm-phase leading to a five-fold increase in the Río de la Plata river flow and an associated change in trophic state because of organic enrichment. We analyzed the biotic response of benthic communities to such an increased trophic state during this ENSO event using …

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